WMI Stillwell Award

THE STILLWELL FAMILY AWARD

The Stillwell family have been involved in The Salvation Army since 1883 when General William Booth sent Captain Henry Stillwell to the USA Western Territory to be responsible for brass band development.

In the 20th century, Captain Henry’s children, grand and great– grandchildren have carried on his tradition of music leadership throughout our territory.

Lt. Colonel Harry B. Stillwell, son of Captain Henry, began his early life with the Chicago Staff Band. During his long career he was a valued member of the San Francisco Staff Band, the Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco Citadel Bands as well as the Los Angeles Congress Hall Band. Serving many years as a bandmaster, he also organized and directed youth bands at the Lytton Home and the Honolulu Boys’ Home.

Colonel Stillwell’s children have served the Army over seven decades as members and bandmasters with the Congress Hall Band; directors of Mt. Crags, Trestle Glen, Redwood Glen and Elephant Rock; divisional bandmasters and music directors of the Hawaii Music Camp.

The Stillwell family have set an example as Salvation Army musicians of the highest standards for over 100 years and are models for W.M.I. students to emulate.

This award is given to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, is outstanding in musicianship, deportment, grades, and exemplifies the spirit of Christian living and Salvationism.

Stillwell Award Winners

1980 – John Pearson

1981 – Bruce Freeman

1982 – Dusty Hill

1983 – Dusty Hill

1984 – Kevin White

1985 – David Freeman

1986 – David Dunford

1987 – David Dunford

1988 – David Ferguson

1989 – Tim Griffin

1990 – Andrea Freeman

1991 – Heidi Fairbank

1992 – Jonathan Ringle

1993 – Aaron VanderWeele

1994 – Hilary Lyons

1995 – Holly Andreasen

1996 – Keith Spencer

1997 – Matt Madsen

1998 – Joy Leslie

1999 – Amber Sullins

2000 – Chris Wikle

2001 – Christian Riesebieter

2002 – Hilary Sholin

2003 – Joy Lee

2004 – Matt Woods

2005 – Christian Riesebieter

2006 – John Opina

2007 – Chad Ingram

2008 – Nicholas Helms

2009 – Nicholas Helms

2010 – Laura Foley

2011 – Amanda Wennstig

2012 – Joshua Stewart

2013 – Mathijs Arens

2014 – Grace Sheppard

2015 – Bradley Stires

2016 – Tyler Griffin

2017 – David Dickinson

2018 – Jeremy Morrison

2019 – Kenneth Santiago

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